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Murder on the Orient Express

Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, recorded by the director and star of the blockbuster film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.

©1934 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • kevin
  • dover, United Kingdom
  • 07-01-18

wonderfully enjoyable!

A wonderful reading by Branagh, you can hear the enjoyment of the reading by Branagh as he performs, would highly recommend and will look for more by him. a classic story by Christie.

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His accents are very good

Would you listen to Murder on the Orient Express again? Why?

I don't think so. I was reading the book at the same time as listening to it, so I hardly missed anything.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything is a clue! Damn it was too clever!!

Which character – as performed by Kenneth Branagh – was your favorite?

The sweedish woman. it was quite close to how it should sound. Anyhow what impressed me is that he utelized many aaccents that sounded very convincing!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh when I got things right and at some other things.

Any additional comments?

Really good! And very fun!

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Great story and Excellent narration

The mystery was great but the narration by Kenneth Brannagh was the icing on the cake. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration

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The best piece of spoken theatre

Agatha Christie's words read out perfectly and masterfully by Kenneth Branagh. He was simply sublime - acting out every character as though there really was an entire cast involved in the production. Highly recommended as it is an absolute treat!

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anazing

loved it too good amazing epic great fantastic crazy amazing amazing amazing awesome fantastic crazy

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  • david
  • 10-26-17

Disappointing was expecting better

With her most famous book being read by such a thespian I wes expecting more from this narration.The narrative especially the first few chapters felt rushed,as though he was doing a practice read through before a scene.The accents were all over the place,which I don't think was helped by the strange voice he gave to the doctor,it was a wonder he hadn't lost his voice by the end! Although not terrible I now wish I had got the David suchet version

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-18

Classic Story

Kenneth Branagh reading Agatha Christie with Hercule Poirot could Audiobooks get any better loved everything about this book.

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  • Sharon J.
  • 05-06-18

Brilliant.

Narrated so as to bring all the characters as a picture in my mind. Even down to the moustaches.

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  • Rosalind
  • 11-05-19

Really fun!

Although I have always been aware of the Poirot stories and Agatha Christie, this is my first time reading/listening to one of the stories. I chose it because I’m living abroad and wanted something comforting and British to listen to. I couldn’t guess the whodunnit, and I found the whole story including the ending very satisfying. Sometimes voice actors doing different voices can be off putting but I really liked Kenneth Branagh’s performance. Thank you :)

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  • David Hellsing
  • 02-07-19

Justice for a rivived classic.

While his part in his own movie adaptation was very different to this original work by Agatha Christie, Kenneth Branagh certainly plaid his part to the noval very well, both invigorating and at the same time humbling.
To hear the work of a classic noval read out loud with such faith and devotion to its original author is truly amazing and I should certainly hope that Mr Branagh would be willing to take part in more audio editions of Agatha Chritie's amazing Belgian detective's adventures in the future!!
he has brought the story to life!!

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  • Arlene Finnigan
  • 06-06-18

no spoilers

no spoilers but, well .....but that was a bit mental. great performance in the narration.

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  • Ann Marie Shepherd
  • 05-18-18

Murder on the orient express

Would recommend to everyone who is a fan of agatha Christie of murder mysteries, A+++++

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  • Megan
  • 04-16-18

Fantastic Narration

Fantastic narration. He captures each character so perfectly. Very easy to follow and gripping story has you hooked til the very end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-18

Amazing

Really really good
Every one should read keep you guessing and on the edge of your site

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  • Ms T
  • 02-15-18

Classic Agatha Christie

You can’t really go wrong with an Agatha Christie. This classic whodunnit audiobook narrated by Kenneth Branagh was well detailed and had a good plot twist at the end. A short but engaging listen.

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  • David
  • 10-20-17

Great narration of a classic story

Kenneth Branagh does an excellent job of bringing to life the characters from one of Agatha Christie's most iconic works. Definitely worth listening to, even if you already know the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-24-19

Phenomenal

This is an incredible recording of an incredible novel! I cannot imagine a more worthy spend of an audible credit

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-19

Great story, fantastically read

Agatha Christie is an amazing writer and the narrator was the perfect choice. Nice and long, perfect to listen to on the way to work!

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  • Lydia
  • 09-16-18

Absolutely excellent

I love Murder on the Orient Express, I loved reading it and I loved the movie featuring the wonderful Kenneth Branagh. He has a fantastic voice that brought all the characters to life and drew you in. I’d listen to it while driving and when I got home I’d stay in the car and keep listening for a while longer. Very good audiobook

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-28-18

A classic story with a modern voice

The narrator did a great job with the characters and their voices. The narrator brought to life the individuals in such a way that really brought you into the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-18

great listen

loved the storytelling, it was very easy to listen too. great voices of the character's.